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I'm back (sort of)

Post by Colin Lambert » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:44 am

Hello all,
I'm back!
According to the surgeon the op went very well ( he's not going to own up to a **** up though is he? :lol: Mind you he is a Professor and European lead in hip surgery!
It was noticed in ITU (luckily) that the catheter had been inserted incorrectly caused my bladder to fill up to the point of bursting, so much so that they had to fast bleep a Consultant Urologist to sort it our before my bladder went pop! Not impressed!
I spent 3 days in the recovery ward, in my own room, where the staff were absolutely brilliant. The food in the Royal Bournemouth is superb!
Then 2 days in what was the private hospital attached to the RBH, now taken over by the NHS. Again a private room.
For some reason the care was not as good as the previous ward. There seemed to be little co-ordination. e.g.I was asked the day before I left if I had the post op x-ray, which was done the day after the op.
I just wondered if anyone bothered to read my notes!?
I am on 2 crutches and partial (50%) weight bearing for 12 weeks and no driving for at least 6 weeks :evil:
The constant pain both now the clips are starting to drag on the incision and muscular pain is terrible. Helped at bed time by a large dollop of 'Oromorph'!
Getting round the house, up and down stairs and only washing with a flannel are a real pain. I only have a shower over the bath, so no shower or bath allowed for at least 6 weeks.
My right thigh is hugely swollen and according to the surgeon will take 12 weeks to return to normal. Total recovery is about A YEAR!
To end on a good note........ He did manage to give me back the 20mm leg length I have lost over the 23 years the of the hip replacement.
SWMBO is being absolutely BRILLIANT looking after every need and considering she lives 40 miles away and her Ma is close to death, I cannot praise her highly enough.
For those with a medical interest.
23 year old hip on left, new one on right.



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Post by Old and Grumpy » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:59 pm

Welcome back Colin, good luck with the recovery.
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Post by bigboss » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:42 pm

They've done a good job there! Best wishes for your recovery.
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Re: I'm back (sort of)

Post by DrMatt » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:17 pm

It’s amazing what they can do nowadays. If only they did charisma replacements my life would be complete.
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Post by Colin Lambert » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:09 pm

:lol: :lol: Most consultants I know could do with a humour by-pass reversal! :D
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Re: I'm back (sort of)

Post by Marinfullsuss » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:01 am

Heal quickly Colin and keep taking that wonderful stuff - Oramorph............
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Re: I'm back (sort of)

Post by LordJellybelly » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:12 pm

My 74 year old friend in Alabama told me yesterday that she was walking 24 hours after her second hip replacement. Your condition calls for a large double daily of the amber liquid.
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Re: I'm back (sort of)

Post by Colin Lambert » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:27 pm

Depends on whether it was the second hip that was done or the replacement of an original replacement.
Total hip replacement is a completely different job to a revision ( replacement of a replacement) Also I have 2 bone grafts, which is why I have to be partial weight bearing for 12 weeks.
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